About Türkiye

Facts & Figures

Dome patterns of Selimiye Mosque

  • Ankara is the capital city of Türkiye.
  • Istanbul, Türkiye’s largest city, is the only city in the world located on two continents, Europe and Asia.
  • October 29th, 1923 marks Türkiye’s Independence Day.
  • The official currency in Türkiye is YTL (Yeni Turk Lirasi).
  • Türkiye is slightly larger than the state of Texas.
  • Our coastline is approximately 7 200 km long.
  • Lowest Point: Mediterranean Sea
  • Highest Point: Mount Agri
  • Türkiye’s population is nearly 70 million (tallied in July 2005).
  • Türkiye’s official language is Turkish.

Common Turkish phrases

 

Türkce-Turkish
Merhaba
Nasilsiniz?
Iyiyim, tesekkürler. Ya siz?
Tanistigimiza memnun oldum.
Neredensiniz?
Ben Kanadaliyim.
Ne kadar?
Saatiniz var mi?
Çok güzel!
Tesekkür ederim
Rica Ederim / Birsey degil..
Iyi günler
Güle Güle.

 

Pronunciation
(mer-ha-ba)
(na-sihl-sih-nihz)
(e-yim teh-sheh-kure-e-de-rim)
(tah-nish-tih-mihz-ah, mem-noon-ol-dum)
(neh-re-den-sih-niz)
(ben- kanada-lih-yim)
(ne kah-dah)
(saht-i-niz, var-mih)
(chok-ghoo-zel)
(teh-sheh-kur-e-de-rim)
(rhe-jha-ed-e-rim. Bir-shay-de-yil)
(ee-goon-ler)
(gulay-gulay)

 

Ingilizce-English
Hello
How are you?
I’m good, thank you, how are you?
Nice to meet you.
Where are you from?
I’m Canadian.
How much is it?
Do you have the time?
It’s very good!
Thank you
You’re welcome.
Have a good day.
Goodbye (Said when you are the one staying behind)

 

 

Discover Türkiye

Resources
Zeus Temple, Aizanoi, Cavdarhisar, Kutahya, TurkeyMinistry of Culture and Tourism
Go Turkey

Please check out our traveling articles for more information.